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Well dear friends, just as I had suspected, September was a complete blur! We’ve been crazy as crazy, busy bees working our magic on the upcoming NMCH book. Yesterday, the first day of October, the
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What does everyone have coming out of their ears in later August? Corn and tomatoes, of course! With that in mind, this recipe uses what’s at hand, while utilizing the grill to impart some really
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Here at Connecticut Country House we have the mother load of fresh raspberries coming ripe. Other than just snacking on them as we’re working in the kitchen garden, or adding them to fruit smoothies, we
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Grilling tonight? You’ve just got to try this amazing chimichurri recipe that came from Murph morphing many different online found recipes to concoct his own Connecticut Country House version. Did you know that the Argentinean
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She was the first to greet you before you even got to the door. The little shadow that followed me into the kitchen garden and quietly kept me company. The pretty little poser at Connecticut
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Written by Sarah Egge, photographed by Michael Partenio, and produced by Stacy Kunstel, my beloved Connecticut Country House makes up one of the beautiful features in this summer’s issue of Country Home. What a thrill and
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It’s Flag Day! Out comes my beloved American flag collection from the old wicker hampers in the Summer Room. I’ve been collecting vintage flags for some time now, and it all started with just one
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This upcoming weekend, Connecticut Country House is hosting a private event for WSHU and Suzanne Bona’s Sunday Baroque radio program. I want to make it really special, so the most beautiful and striking way to decorate
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See You At The Fair!


Connecticut Country House

I’m so excited to be presenting on the Main Stage in Rhinebeck at the Country Living Fair this Saturday @1:00, as well as setting up our very first Nora Murphy Country House shop (Friday-Sunday). Just
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I have been a lover of Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic style for a long time. When I finally met Rachel in her showroom at the High Point Market a few weeks ago, I totally understood
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Loody Lady is the name I know her by. For years on eBay I have coveted her gorgeous antique European textiles, and have added items – from French linen sheets to hand stitched quilts –
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Just like every household, at Connecticut Country House, by the end of the week we’re often faced with a fridge stocked with lidded containers of various dribs ‘n drabs. Murph, my culinary genius husband, frequently
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I LOVE May in Connecticut! Everything looks like a Technicolor dream. Grass is a lush, vivid green. Emerging leaves on the trees are vibrant chartreuse. French lilacs just beginning to bloom are the deepest of
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Springtime tulips and hyacinths are a natural go-to for Easter decorating and gift giving. By simply taking market or nursery purchased plants, removing them from the confines of their plastic, foil shrouded pots and placing
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While you’re busy juggling the timing of the eggs Benedict and hash browns, I say let’s get the party started with a simple self-serve brunch bar for your guests! Nothing elaborate here, just an offering
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Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut stopped by Connecticut Country House where I showed him a simple technique for creating tartan-like Easter eggs. We donned our aprons, snapped on gloves and had a wonderful time
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March was a whirlwind month and April is scheduled to be just as crazy wonderful! Project Refresh will continue as we tackle the 2nd floor of Connecticut Country House. A fresh coat of paint all-around:
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My husband Murph’s brother, Jack – yes, that Jack, of the pickle recipe fame, recently sent us a picture of a divine looking chicken pot pie that he’d baked in a giant cast iron skillet.
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Scot Haney of WFSB’s Better Connecticut came by Connecticut Country House and we had a great time hanging out in the kitchen creating two types of nature inspired floral spring baskets. Rustic grapevine baskets from
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“Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love.” — Sitting Bull Happy first day of spring!
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On a snowy winter’s day like today, it’s hard to believe that spring is just a couple of weeks away. For me, there’s nothing like a sweet bunch of springtime flowers to chase away those
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While I have my corner Cabinet of Curiosities, my dear friend Marta has a gorgeous 18th c. corner cabinet filled with an enviable collection of creamware. Guarded by a Staffordshire dog, Marta’s grouping of delicate plates
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